Study Abroad Scholarships Round up!

Interested in studying abroad but need some major funds? Check out this list of IUPUI scholarships & grants to get you started on your search.

International Experience Scholarship

The application for the International Experience Scholarship (for Spring and Spring Break Study Abroad programs) will open in the first week of September. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2012.

Recipients can receive $750-$3000 based on need and the length of their program.

You do not need to be accepted into your study abroad program before applying to the scholarship.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program Spring 2013 Online Application Open

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is happy to announce that the online application system is now open for students participating in study abroad programs during the spring 2013 term. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources please visit the Gilman website at

Spring 2013 online applications are due October 2, 2012 by 11:59pm CST

For students applying for any academic term (academic year, fall, spring or summer) please find the eligibility requirements below:
* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
* United States citizen
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
* Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
* Receiving academic credit
* Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

Bridging Scholarships for study abroad in Japan

The Bridging Scholarship program will award at least 20 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in Spring 2013. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from U.S. corporations and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded 1,250 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 90 students from colleges and universities in 33 states received scholarships for study in Japan beginning in the Fall 2012 semester.

Spring 2013 study programs are those beginning between January and April 2013 and continuing for at least three months. (Summer program participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships.) Students planning to study abroad in Japan beginning in Fall 2013 or for the 2013-2014 academic year should apply in April 2013 for the Fall 2013 scholarships.

The deadline for applications for Spring 2013 scholarships is October 10, 2012. Applicants will be notified of the results by November 30. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ’s Website: